Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power, written by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page, features ten interviews with Pelosi as well as interviews with over 150 friends, family members, and politicians.
Page recalled a July 2019 interview with the Speaker, according a preview of the book in Axios, where she said: ‘Pelosi unloads on the Squad, at one point adopting a child-like voice when discussing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.’
Ocasio-Cortez is relatively young for a member of the House of Representatives at 31 years old.
‘You’re not a one-person show,’ Pelosi says in regards to The Squad – which is made up of Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. ‘This is the Congress of the United States.’
Nancy Pelosi is slamming ‘The Squad’ in a new book (Pictured on April 13 in Washington, DC)
In a new excerpt, Pelosi mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using a ‘child-like voice’
The clashes between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez have become legendary as both battle to shape the future of the Democratic Party.
In February 2019, Pelosi appeared to shrug off the ‘Green New Deal’ in an interview with Politico, one of the flagship issues for ‘The Squad.’
‘It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,’ Pelosi said at the time. ‘The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it right?’
‘Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power’ will be released April 20
‘All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,’ Pelosi said in July 2019 to the New York Times, responding to ‘The Squad’ voting against a border funding bill.
‘But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.’
Ocasio-Cortez called out Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer a few months ago in a podcast with The Intercept.
‘I do think that we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,’ Ocasio-Cortez said, dissing the current party leaders.
Ocasio-Cortez did initially abstain from voting for Pelosi as House Speaker back in January, before ultimately changing her vote in favor of Pelosi.
Pelosi has previously stated that she will be departing from her role as Speaker following her current term.
Pelosi also slammed her adversary in the other hall of Congress, Mitch McConnell, in the recent excerpts reviewed by Axios.
Of ‘The Squad,’ Pelosi says ‘You’re not a one-person show.’ Pictured L-R: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Pictured: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s swearing-in ceremony with Pelosi on January 3, 2019
‘Mitch McConnell is not a force for good in the country, Pelosi said. ‘He is an enabler of some of the worst stuff, and an instigator of some of it on his own.’
An excerpt previously released in USA Today also featured Pelosi’s reaction to Donald Trump winning the presidency over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
‘Like a mule kicking you in the back over and over again,’ Pelosi said in regards to realizing Trump had won the election.
‘I was like, ‘How could it be that person is going to be president of the United States?’
Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power is available from April 20.
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